LA’s Outfest Hits the Right Chord with Musicals

By Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Outfest starts July 6 and there’s quite a variety of offerings in this 10 day LGBT Los Angeles film festival. Musicals seem to be well represented. One might think most were inspired by the success of “La La Land,” but obviously these movies were well underway before that movie came […] Click to read more »

TOM OF FINLAND, the Film Places the Man Behind the Scenes into the Forefront of His Iconic Homoerotica

By Steve V. Rodriguez The new film, TOM OF FINLAND is a thoroughly engaging epic film that spans the life of a man who may have created the most iconic homoerotic art of our time. Known to most gay men, an arguably most gay millennials today,Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland’s art always elicits favorable […] Click to read more »

SF’s Frameline Film Festival Has Diversity, Variety and Brilliance

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev The race is on…. The 41st annual Frameline Film Festival, offering tons of LGBTQ film options in the Bay Area, is here June 15-25, 2017. It’s a race to me as the minute the titles were announced, I spend almost every waking hour watching films so I can include some highlights in […] Click to read more »

November Indie Movies Bring Stories of Love, Weed and the Holidays

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Some movies with holiday themes are being released on DVD/VOD in the month of November, making for perfect viewings during a cold winter night. The first of such is “Lazy Eye,” which has been a big hit at film festivals and comes to Los Angeles and New York theatres Nov. […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest: AIDS-Themed “Pushing Dead” Pushes Envelope Between Comedy and Drama by Kevin M. Thomas

by Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Here’s a funny one for you. A struggling writer with HIV is dropped from his health plan and is unable to fill his prescriptions due to his meager income. This seemingly dark film, “Pushing Dead,” is actually also a funny comedy and was one of the best films at San […] Click to read more »

Road Trip “Retake” Likely to Be a Highlight at LA’s Outfest

By Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev Thank goodness Tuc Watkins wasn’t available for the interview I did for the movie “Retake.” I caught up with his co-star Devon Graye as well as director/writer Nick Corporon, cinematographer/co-writer Collin Brazie and producer Sean Mandell when they were at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival and on their way to […] Click to read more »

Frameline is Fabulous at 40 With Diverse LGBT Narrative Features

by Kevin M. Thomas @reelkev Frameline, the LGBT film festival, hasn’t even begun to show its age as it begins its 40th Anniversary in the Bay Area beginning June 16, 2016. While there are not enough hours in the day to see every movie in advance, but from the over 45 films I’ve seen so […] Click to read more »

A Chat with Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Dancers for their New Film, STRIKE A POSE

The year was 1990 and I was obsessed with Madonna and her Blonde Ambition tour. When her tour wrapped, many, like myself were blessed with the iconic and groundbreaking documentary, “Truth or Dare”. The film was the first of it’s kind and definitely paved the way for reality television as we know it today. I’m […] Click to read more »

The Docs of Frameline Are Excellent Mix of Historic and History Making

by Kevin M. Thomas @reelkev Documentaries at Frameline 40, San Francisco’s LGBT Film Festival, are extremely topical, making this one of the best Frameline festivals ever. While not all movies were available to screen, and due to time contraints I haven’t seen all of the options, but here’s a few highlights. “Southwest of Salem:  The […] Click to read more »

Sexual Identity, Career, Family and Love Come to the Surface for One Man in the Film, “In The Grayscale” Now on VOD

In the Chilean film, “In the Grayscale”, now available for VOD,  one man begins to dig deeper and learn more about himself which ultimately affects his family, identity, career and a new love. The saying, ‘be careful what you wish for’ is put to the test by protagonist, Bruno (Francisco Celhav) who is shown at […] Click to read more »